How to watch The Match on TV, live stream featuring Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen and broadcaster JJ Watt
The countdown is on to the 2022 NFL season (we're just 99 days away), but today four of the league's biggest stars — including Aaron Rodgers — will be on the golf course for The Match, the popular celebrity event now in its sixth iteration.
But this event will be unlike the others. It will be the first time all the participants will be non-pro golfers, as Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen join Rodgers.
Here's what you need to know about the event, including how to watch it.
What time is The Match on?
Coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. local time, Wednesday, June 1. The action begins at 6 p.m.
How can I watch The Match on TV?
TNT will broadcast the event.
Simulcasts will also air on truTV and HLN.
How can I watch The Match on live stream?
If you have a cable subscription you can stream the event via TNTdrama.com and the TNT app.
You can watch TNT on Sling TV, Hulu Live TV, DIRECTV STREAM and YouTube TV.
Has Rodgers competed in The Match before?
Yes, this is Rodgers' second time being a part of The Match. He and teammate Bryson DeChambeau defeated Phil Mickelson and Brady, 3-and-2, after Rodgers' birdie putt on the 16th hole.
RODGERS CALLED GAME 🔥
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 7, 2021
Brady, who is competing for the third time in the event, is going for his first win. He teamed with Mickelson both times.
This is Mahomes' and Allen's first time in the made-for-TV event.
Last year's event, which was played July 6, was also must-see to watch whether Rodgers would provide any insight around his future with the Packers. At that point, it was still a mystery if Rodgers would return to the team in 2021. Of course, he would report to training camp a few weeks later, air out his frustrations and went on to win the league's MVP award for the fourth time.
What are the teams for The Match?
Rodgers teams with Brady (Buccaneers) to face the young stars Mahomes (Chiefs) and Allen (Bills).
What is the format and scoring for The Match?
It will be played as a 12-hole "shamble." Each team selects their players' best drive and then they each play from that position the rest of the way. Both teams take the lowest score between teammates.
Scoring is match play as the team with the lowest score gets a point.
What is Aaron Rodgers' handicap?
According to the Wisconsin Golf Association, Rodgers' handicap is a 4.6, the best of the group.
Rodgers regularly plays in celebrity golf tournaments, including this year at the Pro-Am in Phoenix shortly after the season. He'll likely be at the American Century Golf Championship later this summer at South Lake Tahoe. This year's event is from July 6-10.
What are the golf handicaps of Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen?
All are just under 10, with Brady reportedly at 8, Mahomes 7.7 and Allen 9, according to Golf.com.
Where is The Match being played?
At the Wynn Golf Club in Paradise, Nevada. The 6,722-yard, par-70 championship length course is just off The Las Vegas Strip.
Last year, the event was held at the picturesque Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, Montana, a Jack Nicklaus course.
What are the betting odds for The Match?
Rodgers and Brady are the betting favorites.
Entering the event, the Packers and Buccaneers quarterbacks are -180 to win, according to Tipico Sports. That means if you bet $180, you win $100. Mahomes and Allen are +130, meaning a $100 bet nets you $130.
JJ Watt is involved in The Match. What is he doing?
Watt, the Pewaukee native and Arizona Cardinals defensive end who hits up the links quite regularly during the offseason as well, will be part of the broadcast.
Before the event, Watt will host an interactive press conference with the four players.
That will stream on Bleacher Report at 4:45 p.m. He'll take questions from fans. Watt will stay on the broadcast during the event.
"Aaron Rodgers took my MVP in 2014 so I'm DEFINITELY bringing that up" ~@JJWatt#PMSLive pic.twitter.com/mLtozVKqsp
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) June 1, 2022
Who are the other commentators for The Match?
Given that the event is being broadcast on TNT, the announcing crew comes from this family of networks. Joining Watt, will be host of "Inside the NBA" Ernie Johnson as well as one of his partners, NBA legend Charles Barkley.
Masters champion and CBS Sports Golf team announcer Trevor Immelman and CBS golf reporter Amanda Renner joins the group.
Mics will be on all the players and if past years and the social media banter is any indication, we'll get some fun commentary between all parties.
What else should I expect from the event?
No matter who wins between the players, the big winners are charities. The event has raised $32 million for charities over the years, including 17 million meals for Feeding America.
What are the course rates at Wynn Golf Club?
The cost is $550 and is available for hotel guests and the public, according to a Golfweek article.
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This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: The Match 2022: How to watch on TV, TNT, live stream, handicap, odds